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Hi there, if the car was originally fitted with alloys, and these bolts came with the car, then they will be suitable for alloy wheels (you are correct with pointing out a difference between alloy/non-alloy nuts & bolts).

However - If you have any doubts regarding their suitability, then I would replace with new - you have the ability to visually assess their condition, whereas I don't.

Again, regarding the discs, I would believe that since alloy wheel bolts tend to be made from 'softer' steel than the discs, then you should be fine - seeing how the new bolts thread in & tighten would indicate their condition.

Remember that the wheel bolts & nuts (where applicable) should be re-torqued after 100 miles of driving since they have been refitted.


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